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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 16, 2009

 The Dublin archdiocese is displeased that "many anonymous sources" have dared to suggest that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin backpedaled away from an opportunity to provide a clear statement of Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts during a recent television interview. In fact, the archdiocese says: 

In response the first question of the interview Archbishop Martin clearly and without hesitation replied that he fully accepted the teaching of the Church on the morality of homosexual acts in its entirety.

True. Archbishop Martin said that he accepted Church teaching. 

And what is that teaching of the Church?

Interviewer Vincent Browne asked the archbishop whether people "who engage in homosexual sexual relations are engaged in an intrinsic moral evil?" The archbishop professed to have "no idea."

"I would not call any person evil," the archbishop said. But he wasn't asked whether homosexual people were evil; he was asked whether homosexuals acts are objectively evil. 

The Dublin archdiocese is particularly displeased that some critics have directed readers to watch only a small portion of Archbishop Martin's televised interview, rather than the entire exchange. An excellent point. Watch the full interview. The depth of the archbishop's support for Church teaching comes through clearly. 

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